R. K. Narayan | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Donald Barr

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Critical Review by Donald Barr

SOURCE: "Three Minds in Trouble," in New York Times Book Review, May 19, 1957, p. 4.

In the following review, Barr lauds Narayan's The Printer of Malgudi for its comedy and subtlety.

The town of Malgudi, fermenting with dreams, is the setting R. K. Narayan has devised for his novels of life in modern India. They have all been charming novels—modest in dimensions, gentle both in laughter and in pain, alive with an easy eccentricity—and the latest of them, The Printer of Malgudi, is something more than charming.

It is the subtle story of three minds and six wild universes. These universes of philosophy, influence, art, love, sudden glory and vainglory have a kind of unearthly abundance. They keep no books. They are made of hopes. Kipling's puritan God of Things as They Are does...

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